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Lawrence O'Donnell on the situation at Standing Rock Protest

This could use some love. He is covering it and he is speaking truth with compassion.

http://www.msnbc.com/the-last-word/watch/rewrite-the-protests-at-standing-rock-751440963846

In celebration of my former cooking skills!

My hubby wrote a silly little song to cheer me up when I was laid low and it grew into this amazing animation!

When I was starting the 7th grade in Lamont, OK (a new school-every year a new school) I wanted to make a splash. The teacher asked us all to stand up and introduce ourselves and include nicknames if we had them. Around the room we went taking turns, example: “My name is Christopher but everyone calls me Chip,” etc. When it was my turn, I stood and said my name is Vicki, and then, in my best Mae West impersonation, I added, “ But, they call me Sexy Texie.” Well, definitely all eyes on me! My teacher was so cool. She said, “Is Sexy Texie” what they called you at your last school?” “No,” I admitted, burning with embarrassment. She said, “Is Sexy Texie what your family calls you at home?” “No,” I mumbled, ready to fall through the floor. She said, “Alright, then. We’ll just call you Vicki.” I sank down in my seat, grateful that she went on to the next person. I was so humiliated. I couldn’t believe how wrong my big splash had gone. Then, at recess, I was amazed when my classmates embraced me for my boldness. And that is how I became the go-to gal at Lamont Jr. High for questions about sex. (Which I knew nothing about.)

Enjoy it! It has a cameo of Obama, is 2 minutes long, and lots of fun! IGNORE THE WARNING THAT IT CAN'T BE PLAYED!!! (Hubby set it up so it can't be embedded anywhere) I just tested it and it plays just fine.


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Here's something a little different!

My hubby wrote a silly little song to cheer me up when I was laid low and it grew into this amazing animation!

When I was starting the 7th grade in Lamont, OK (a new school-every year a new school) I wanted to make a splash. The teacher asked us all to stand up and introduce ourselves and include nicknames if we had them. Around the room we went taking turns, example: “My name is Christopher but everyone calls me Chip,” etc. When it was my turn, I stood and said my name is Vicki, and then, in my best Mae West impersonation, I added, “ But, they call me Sexy Texie.” Well, definitely all eyes on me! My teacher was so cool. She said, “Is Sexy Texie” what they called you at your last school?” “No,” I admitted, burning with embarrassment. She said, “Is Sexy Texie what your family calls you at home?” “No,” I mumbled, ready to fall through the floor. She said, “Alright, then. We’ll just call you Vicki.” I sank down in my seat, grateful that she went on to the next person. I was so humiliated. I couldn’t believe how wrong my big splash had gone. Then, at recess, I was amazed when my classmates embraced me for my boldness. And that is how I became the go-to gal at Lamont Jr. High for questions about sex. (Which I knew nothing about.)

Enjoy it! It is 2 minutes and lots of fun! IGNORE THE WARNING THAT IT CAN'T BE PLAYED!!! (Hubby set it up so it can't be embedded anywhere) I just tested it and it plays just fine.

Oh, and Obama has a cameo!


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I'll be in OKC this week!

HOOP JUMPER, the first play of my trilogy on the Dawes Rolls, premieres in the Native American New Play Festival by the Oklahoma City Theatre Company this week. Love to see some fellow DUers there!
http://newsok.com/tulsa-born-playwright-vicki-lynn-mooney-jumps-into-oklahoma-debut-with-hoop-jumper/article/5417479

Two-Spirit couple marries in Oklahoma!

They thought it wouldn't happen, but then they contacted the tribe....

http://www.koco.com/news/oklahomanews/around-oklahoma/samesex-oklahoma-couple-marries-legally-under-tribal-law/-/12530084/22553184/-/101ihp0z/-/index.html

One activist inspires a cascade of activists against the KKK

From a friend in Oklahoma, a longtime reproductive choice advocate, here she takes on the KKK. This isn't news, but I found it uplifting.

Dear yellerpup,
I’ve been cleaning out my files and ran across this article. It reminded me of the story behind the story. In November 1995, a friend of mine faxed a flyer to me that had been received by a friend of his who worked for a used car agency. It was the announcement of a secret meeting of the KKK to take place in Tulsa about a week later. The fax cautioned people to go in the side door of the motel where the meeting was to be held (the Quality Inn at the airport), not to wear any KKK apparel, and not to mention the KKK to any of the employees of the motel. Apparently, used car lots are a lucrative recruiting ground for the KKK for them to fax such a secret message without directing it to an individual. I thought, “Poor babies. They have to recruit people they don’t even know. I think I’ll help them.” So immediately upon receiving the fax, I got busy. I faxed the “confidential memo” to all of the newspapers, TV and radio stations in Tulsa. I then called the Jewish Defamation League in NYC, faxed the flyer to them, and literally within 15 minutes, they had a recorded message on their national public phone line telling people to call Quality Inn management. I also called the head office of La Quinta to inform them of what their franchise hotel in Tulsa was doing. Then I sat back, relaxed, and awaited the fallout. It didn’t take long It came in the form of this article in which the national director of the KKK was quoted as saying: “Why did a New York-based Jewish organization of thugs call all the way to Oklahoma to scare innocent people working at a motel?”

The KKK did have its meeting the following March, but by then, everyone was on alert and there was a counter-demonstration sponsored by the City of Tulsa.



http://www.tulsaworld.com/article.aspx/KKK_Cancels_Meet_Following_Protests/541346

9mm America - Gun Control Advocates Should See This Powerful Show

Huffington Post Review --

As a gun reform advocate and theatre practitioner, I was excited to attend a performance of 9mm America, a play running now in New York City that sheds light on America's gun culture. Written by Girl Be Heard, a group of young women between the ages of 14-23, the play is unique in its perspective. Many of the girls in the cast come from neighborhoods where gun violence is prevalent and some of them are survivors of gun violence, having lost family members to gunfire. It is clear that their experience with tragedy has empowered them with a sense of responsibility to change something wrong with this country. And what is wrong, they tell us, is that "Gun violence is an addiction and America, you're an addict..."

The actors take us through the violent history of guns in America from the genocide of Native Americans, through slavery and the civil war, to the sensationalism of guns through our media coverage -- a destructive influence that has led to a growing sense of paranoia and the belief that a gun is needed to keep us safe from "all those other people who don't look like me." It is this paranoia and fear of "other" that perpetuates the vicious cycle of violence in the neighborhoods these young women call home. In their view, police assume every person of color they see is up to no good, and those same people of color assume the protection of the law does not apply to them. Having worked in prison, I've seen the consequences of this unfortunate dynamic. Young black and Hispanic men have taken the law into their own hands and ended up in jail, all because they didn't feel there was anyone else who would help them.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dawn-slegona-mcdonald/9mm-america_b_3400461.html

My Sleepytime Baby

Night, night, Mack.


Rescued on 4/23/2013

Mack (tabby) and Mabel (B&W) Sleeping



My regular vet wants a minimum of $1K for 2nd and 3rd vaccinations + rabies for both. No discounts for rescues. I think i'm going to check around. These two are my babies!

Great Evening of Fun and Food!

The Eagle Project is holding a fundraiser for Bill Yellowrobe, Jr. We are trying to raise money to produce his outstanding new play, "Wood Bones" in NYC next spring. If you are in the NYC area, please make a reservation and join us! Bring your friends! I just heard that the American Indian Community House in Manhattan is bringing fry bread (in addition to all the other great food!). Join us for a good cause and some mighty good eatin'.


GADUGI

(Everyone Paddles)

A Mid-Summer Celebration and Fundraiser for future production of Wood Bones by William S. Yellow Robe, Jr.


All-You-Can-Eat Native Buffet, including
Chicken, Ribs, Venison, Sweet Potatoes with Maple Syrup, and more....
(prepared by Native playwright and Steering Committee member, Vicki Lynn Mooney)

Open Bar

Silent Auction and Raffle with prizes including:

The Late Show with David Letterman
The Public Theater
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Upright Citizen's Brigade
Tribeca Grill
Native Jewelry and More...

Featured Performances by Grammy Winner

Thirza Defoe

and

George Stonefish as the Evening's Master of Ceremonies


Wednesday, July 18th from 7pm to 9pm

130 West 17th Street, Loft 4N (btwn. 6th & 7th Avenues)

1 train to 18th Street
F, M to 14th Street
L to 6th Avenue


$30 for Singles and $50 for Couples with pre-paid reservation

$40 for Singles and $60 for Couples at the door

*To Make a Reservation: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/255866

Gadugi is Cherokee for "Everyone Paddles." It also means if you have the chance to help someone, help them. In the Cherokee Nation, there are 'gadugi' events organized in every season of the year. People come together to build a home, for instance, refit an existing home for a disabled soldier or elder, dig a well, even lay a pipeline to bring water to a whole community. All volunteer and a traditional service everyone is honored to perform. "Everybody paddles." Gadugi! means everybody paddles NOW!


Can't Make the Event? Make a Tax-Deductible Donation to Eagle Project, care of our Fiscal Sponsor, New York Live Arts. Just click on the link: https://donate.newyorklivearts.org/theeagleproject


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